Funding Alert 188 September 2019

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There are several new funding opportunities in Funding Alert this month. Some of the deadlines are tight so don’t delay. We have gathered together a sample of "this months’ offers" from Funding Alert. If you have any suggestions of how we can make Funding Alert better or an area you think we can improve, please let us know. Remember the funders are organised into categories of funding streams, a click on the categories in the topic index that will take you to the chosen section, then click on the link to see if you can apply, short application deadlines are highlighted in red so make sure you’re quick off the mark! This page shows only a few of the opportunities on offer in this month’s Funding Alert; just download it from here  or sign up for a copy to be sent to your email.  Don’t forget to have a look at our support pages they might help with your application. We hope you find something that supports all of the great work you are doing out in our communities.

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Strategic Events and Festivals (SEF) Fund - 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

Applications for the year (1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021) opened 12 noon Monday 26th August 2019 and closes 12 noon Monday 7th October 2019.

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1.   EventScotland – National Events Programmearts pic

Funding is available to support sporting and cultural events which take place out with the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and drive domestic tourism within Scotland. It is a development programme and therefore does not provide long-term or core funding. It is designed to support additional elements or new activity specifically intended to strategically grow events.

Deadline: 4th October 2019

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13.   Culture & Business Fund Scotland

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business picThe fund promotes collaboration between Scottish businesses and arts and heritage organisations to deliver new arts and heritage projects. Arts or heritage organisations that attracts an eligible business to sponsor an aspect of their work the fund will match that sponsorship, pound for pound. In-kind and cash sponsorship are eligible, but must come from the sponsor’s own funds, goods or services. It is funded by the Scottish Government via Creative Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland.

Applications may be submitted at any time 

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19.   Henry Smith Charity      

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Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities will be able to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity.

Deadline: 16th November 2019

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 23.   Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust 

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community picA £3 million specialist pot of funding has been launched specifically to support renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects submitted by charities or Community Interest Companies supporting the armed forces community. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects. All projects funded will be for renovations or improvement to community centres already used by veterans.

Deadline: 4th November 2019

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31.   Outdoor Learning Officer Grant Scheme

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The Ernest Cook Trust has announced that it is accepting applications for funding through its Outdoor Learning Officer Grant scheme. employment picThe Trust believes that inspirational educators and mentors are key to engaging people with the environment. The scheme provides funding to charities and not for profit organisations that want to employ learning officers/outdoor educators. The Trust will provide up to £15,000 per year (estimated as 50% of a full-time salary including on costs) for up to three years. Priority will be given to applications from urban and rural deprived areas and applications that include disadvantaged members of society.

Deadline: 27th September 2019 

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47.   Volunteering Matters - Action Earth Awards

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Awards from £50 to £250 are available to groups of volunteers carrying out environmental activities. This could include improving ponds, woodlands, meadows and other green spaces to make them more wildlife friendly. Create new habitats by planting nectar-rich flowers, fruit-bearing trees or shrubs. Action Earth Enhanced Grants up to £500 are available for projects which can demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health or social needs. They prioritise applications from volunteer groups who: work in areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation; improve and develop the health and wellbeing of their local community; involve disabled people, vulnerable people or those at risk of exclusion; encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation.

Applications may be submitted at any time

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55.   Jodie Mattes Trust Awards 

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digi picThe Awards are for best use of technology to widen access to information, learning, collections and creativity for disabled people in museums, libraries, archives and heritage. The Judges will assess the following dimensions of your project:

  • Organisational commitment to disability equality
  • Involvement of disabled people in the planning, designing, creating and testing of products or services
  • Adherence to inclusive design principles
  • Outcomes, including the quality of finished products or services, key benefits and user endorsements
  • Level of in-built sustainability and/or growth
  • Inspirational value and potential impact

Museums, libraries, archives, heritage and disability organisations, of all sizes and from all countries that have worked on accessible digital culture initiatives are eligible to apply.

Applications may be submitted at any time

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57.   Edge Fund

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Edge Fund supports small grassroots organisations taking action for a just, equitable and sustainable world. It funds work that challenges abuses of power and aims to bring an end to the systems that cause injustice. This could be the economic system, political system, or any system that discriminates against people based on their identity or background (e.g. class, ability, gender, race, nationality, religion, sexuality, age or other factors).

Deadline: 16th September 2019

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 62.   Genetic Disorders UK: Jeans for Genes 2020 Grants

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health picFunds raised on Jeans for Genes Days provide grants to disorder-specific charities and patient groups to fund projects and services for children affected by genetic disorders. Members of Genetic Disorders UK's partnership network can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to cover day-to-day support, equipment, nursing, patient support services and events which bring together affected children and their families.

Deadline: 30th September 2019 out Funding Alert for more details 

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71.   Community Assets Programme – Final Deadline Announced

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Grants from £10,000 to £1 million are available to community-led organisations to help them to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through the ownership of an asset such as buildings and land. Whilst match-funding is encouraged, grants can fund up to 100% of activity costs, including staff, training, volunteer expenses, equipment, premises costs, evaluation and overheads. Applicants will need to show clear evidence of community consultation and that the project offers the best way to deliver change.

Final Deadline: 4th October 2019

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82.   School Grants to Promote Physics school pic

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UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: materials / resources; transport; marketing and publicity; other purposes deemed appropriate by the judges; and supply cover (in certain circumstances).

Deadline: 1st November 2019

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90.   Magic Little Grants 2019sports pic

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 Small charities and community groups that are either in their first year of operation or have an annual income of under £250,000 are being offered the chance to apply for a grant of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical involved in running new or existing activities that inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. The aim is to improve the physical health of the people who take part.

Deadline: 30th November 2019

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94.   Field Studies Council 

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youth picSchools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The funding is available to help young people aged 14 - 18 (25 for those with special needs) attend a course who may otherwise be excluded due to some form of disadvantage - health, mobility, deprivation or financial. One free staff/adult place is provided for every 12 young people; additional adults pay 20% +VAT. This includes all equipment, tuition and waterproof hire costs. Food and accommodation are included for residential courses.

Deadline: 1st November 2019

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